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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$20,581
($3,047)
Graduate
(in-state)
$22,651
($10,344)
Books & Supplies $1,275
On-Campus Living Costs $17,064
Off-Campus Living Costs $20,659

Average Costs of Attendance at California Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $38,920 when a student lives on campus and $42,515 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $3,047 for California residents and $20,581 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $10,344 for California residents and $22,651 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $17,064 when a student lives on campus and $20,659 when living off campus in average.
2021-2022 Average Cost of Attendance
California Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$21,386 (In-State)
$38,920 (Out-of-State)
$24,982 (In-State)
$42,515 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$3,047 (In-State)
$20,581 (Out-of-State)
$3,047 (In-State)
$20,581 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,275$1,275
Living Costs$17,064$20,659
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - California Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of California colleges and universities is $3,047 for in-state students and $20,581 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 2.97% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
California Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$3,165$3,171 $3,212$3,047
Out-Of-State$19,451$19,580 $19,988$20,581
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - California Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate tuition & fees of California colleges and universities is $10,344 for in-state students and $22,651 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 1.75% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
California Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
In-State$11,250$11,323 $11,555$10,344
Out-Of-State$21,661$21,730 $22,262$22,651
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - California Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average books & supplies costs of California colleges and universities is $1,275. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -5.87% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Books & Supplies Costs
California Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
Books & Supplies$1,674$1,720 $1,355$1,275
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - California Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of California colleges and universities is $17,064 when a student lives on campus and $20,659 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 2.27% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 4.29% compared to the previous year.
2021-2022 Average Living Costs
California Colleges and Universities
2019202020212022
On-Campus$16,002$16,669 $16,686$17,064
Off-Campus$17,403$18,881 $19,810$20,659
[Chart] Living Costs - California Colleges